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I'm a Linux newbie. I want to install mysql-5.5.15-linux2.6-x86_64.tar.gz on a Debian box offline without using the apt command. How can I do this?

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Are you sure you have all dependencies installed already? Otherwise it won't work. It's way safer to do it through apt... –  m0skit0 Aug 29 '11 at 8:31
    
What Debian version are you running (post output of cat /etc/debian_version)? Is your system really 64-bit (post output of uname -a)? Do you just want an offline-install of MySQL or is there a reason you want to use a .tar.gz? –  Philipp Reichart Aug 29 '11 at 8:31
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As far as I know, you can install from source by

  • Unzipping the source file
  • Opening a terminal and going — via cd — to the directory where the source is
  • Running the make command from the terminal, hoping a makefile was included with the source

This is the general way. If you perform a Google search, you'll get a more appropriate answer.

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Also as @m0skit0 pointed out, dependencies have to be met. –  giga Aug 29 '11 at 8:33
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